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=L THE MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE Jl
VOLUME 4, NO. 3i).____SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1942 PRICE 5 CENTS NEGROES TO RAISE $1000 IN CHEST DRIVE-GIVE YOURS TODAY MISSISSIPPI CONFERENCE IN 75th SESSION AT VICKSBURG I - ■. -_ The 75th Session of the Missis sippi Conference opened Wednes day in vvesiey Methodist Church with the Rt. Rev. R. E. Jones, pre siding. Many changes are expected to be made in the conference due to the fact that three District Su perintendents are serving their last year oi the six year term. They i are: Revs. W. D. Marshall, C. M. Weob. and F. P. Leonard, and th ree new superintendents will be appointed. Rev. L. E. Johnson is the host Disc. Supt. and Rev. M. P. John son is tne host pastor. Ihe good people or V lcksuurg are giving the conference a fine welcome and great plans have been made. Dr. W. H. Hlackman is the Secretary of the conference. Tne work of the year as was reflected in the report of the Treasurer Dr. A. L. Hol land showed a marked increase along many lines. Over $14,000 have been reported during the year with more to be reported during the session. Central Methodist Church, Jack son is inviting the conference to hold the next session in Jackson and it is expected that it will do so. ine conierence win nonor xsisnop Jones on Friday, upon his 50th anniversary as a methodist min ister. Bishop Jones is one of the dynamic leaders in the race today afid for the last 23 years has been a bishop in the church. One of the outstanding achievements of his work is tne founding of Gulf side, the Recreational and Relig ious center for Negroes in the country. Bishop Jones will preach on Sun day at 11: O’clock and after which will read the appointments of the ministers for another year. Coffee Rationing To Begin Midnight, November 28th Coffee rationing, starting at mid night, November 28, will set the amount of beverage available to the coffee drinkers at about 38 per cent less than his average of the last five years, according to Paul M. O’Leary, deputy admin istrator of OPA in charge of ra tioning. But the cut need not be quite that sharp, because proper conser vation measures in the home will make his coffee go considerable further than in the days of unres tricted use, Mr. O’Leary says. The individual ration is one po und for five weeks, which is at the rate of 10.4 pounds per year. But extreme care in the use of this ration of coffee can lighten the restriction cnosiderably, the OPA said. Most people use more coffee than is necessary to obtain the amount they actually drink. Here are some of the things that can be done in the home to maqe coffee go farther and still have coffee of good quality. 1. Use fresh coffee. Buy less each time and more frequently. 2. Keep your coffe in a tightly covered container. 3. Keep it in the refrigerator or come other cool place. It de teriorates less rapidly when cool. 4. Keep your coffee pot immacu lately clean. 5. Have your coffee ground as fine as possible for the pot you intend to use. Finely ground coffee goes further than coarsely ground coffee. 6. Use accurate measures instead of heaping teaspoons. 7. Don’t boil coffee. It drives off the very elements you want. 8. Serve the coffee assoon os it’s made. 9. Make exactly the amount you want to use. Left over coffee is wasted coffee, though it can be stored in the refrigerator for use as flavoring for a cup of warmed over coffee, if you like it that way. Consumers will use their sugar rationing books to get the first coffee ration, the consumer will be required to surrender the last stamp, No. 28 in the sugar book. Subsequent rations of coffe e will be on coupons taken in sequence toward the center of the book. Editor Improves After Gun Wounds Tt this writing, W. J. Milier, Editor and Manager of The Miss issippi Enterprise is reported to be favorably improving form a gun wound inflicted 14 days ago and from which he suffered a fracture of the bone of the right hip. Confined to the Green 'Annex of the Baptist Hospital, Mr. Mil ler has had the very best medi cal care, having for his prysicians Drs. H. R. Shands, D. T. Brock, Carter O’ Ferral and R. L. Price. On a recent visit to the hospital Mr. Miller was found to be in fine spirit and loud in his praise of the hospital, the doctors and the other personnel with whom he co mes in contact. He said, “Here in my bed, in a room that has been especially bu ilt and equipped with all madern conveniences to insure comfort and a feeling of well being to those sick in body; with kind and compe tent nurses ever ready to do eve rything possible to relieve pains and bolster up your spirit; with a superintendent, Mrs. Karenza Gilfoy, whose one purpose seems to be providing of an institution that can render the greatest ser vice to all. recardless to rare or color, I have had much time to reflect upon the greatness and the generosity of the late R. H. Green buisinessman, philanthropist and friend of the Negro, who made the R. H. Green Annex possible. Mr. Miller further stated that he thought that Negroes in Mis sissippi, should know' more about the R. H. Green Annex and in this knowledge be able w come into a greater realization of the hos pital’s real worth to Negroes of the state and for this reason, the fol lowing in formation concerning the R. H. Green Memorial Hospital is being printed: The R. H. Green Memorial An nex at the Baptist Hospital w7as opened to the public for inspection in Sejtember 1939 and was made possible through the generosity of the late R. H. Green. Through a contract between the Baptist Hospital and the R. H. Green Annex, the institution pro vides facilities for handling five Negro charity patients at all times. This contract exists forever. At the same time, through the coop eration of the hospital and thi foundation the institution becomes able to offer adequate hospitaliza tion for Negro patients. The char iey cases are handled through the R. H. Green Foundation, wrhich has Mrs. Ann Bogan, an experien ced social worker, as its executive secretary. Cases accepted as qual ified by the Foundation receive immediate treatment. A farm boy, the late Mr. Green came to Jackson at an earl age, spending more than fifty years as a leading citizen of Jackson. Thr ough his lifteime he was widely known for his charitable gifts to religious and social institutions, de voted to helping of all humanity, regardless of race or color. The nurses at the R. H. Green Annex, both graduate and under graduate represent the following counties of the state: Madison, Scott, Lincoln, Leake, Yazoo, Hum phrey, Hinds and other sections of the state. An dboth the nrses and the orderlies are kind, considerate and efficient, devoting their evehy working hour to the comfort of the patients of the hospital. The business of publishing the Mississippi Entreprise is being car ried on during Mr. Miller’s illness by his able assistants, Mr. Thomas Earl Porter, Advertising Manager, Mr. David Thomas, Circulation manager, and Mr. James Harris. Chamber of Commerce Meeting Jackson Negro Chamber of Com merce will meet Tuesday, Novem ber 10, 1942 in the secretary’s office, Lanier High School building for the purpose of electing offi cers, setting of objectives for the year, and to make such plans or to transact such business as may be necessary to meet the needs cf the organization. Top Left, Staff Sergeant, Harry A. Hartman, Jr., 257 Uphall St. Philadelphia, Penn., explains tele phone pole line construction to his section of a Signal Construction at Camp Crowder, Mo., top right, 1st. —inna » Sgt. .Rhurmon R. Gum, of Louis ville, Ky., 17 years in the Army. That morning report has to be completed every day, but first Sergeant Israel Hoyle, of Navasota Texas, seven years in the Army, al ways has a kind word for every one; lower right, First Sergeant Howard Callier, of Neches, Texas, 15 years in the Army, working on his company duty roster. R. H. Green Annex Nurses Club Holds Meeting The Grace McBride Circle of the Baptist Hospital Green Annex Nu rses met in the chapel Tuesday night, November 3, 1942. The theme of the program for the evening was “The Negro He roes” which was interestingly dis cussed. Poems and songs by Negro com posers were rendered by members of the club. A brief but inspiring talk was made by Mrs. Virginia Polk Woodward, R. N. and Mrs. Excy Anderson Edwards. At the close of the program the Supt. of Nurses, Miss M. A. Gru chy presented caps to the precli nicals, Misses Thompson and Fra zier. Officers of the club are: Presi dent, Miss Martha M. Mitchell, vi ce-president, Miss Johnnie C. Wil son. Sec. Treas. Miss Hazel A. Pendleton, Chairman of the Pro gram Committee and News Edi tor, Miss Velma M. Simmons. Stabilization Of Wages, Farm Prices The War Labor Board began to set up administrative machinery to regulate all wages and salaries under $5,000 a year this week. The board will delegate to local Wage Hour Administration officers the power to decide whether employ ers are exempt under the provis ions permitting individual raises for merit, length of service or in creased productivity. The board will establish 10 regional offices whose directors will meet in Washington with WLB officials to work out details for handling applications. The Treasury Department, whi ch will control salaries not under WLB jurisdiction, established a sal ary stabilization unitand announced that seven regional offices of the unit will be opened soon. The Agriculture Department es timate farm income for 1942, in cluding government payments, at nearly $9,800 million, about $1,000 million above the previous record in 1919, and set 1943 income of King Hiram Grand Lodge In Annual Session Here Nov. 15 .The Annual ~ ssion of the Most Worshipful King Hiram Grand Lo dge, Colored, A. F. & M. Scottish Rite Masons, Chartered and In corporated under the laws of the state of Mississippi, a member of approximately 10,500 million. To tal Agricultural production is ne arly 12 per cent greater than the | record set in 1941 and 40 per cent | greater than in 1918. Military Le ; nd Lease buying of food next year I is expected to take one fifty if current production. WMC Chairman McNutt said all necessary workers on the nation’s dairy, livestock and poultry farms will be frozen in their present i occupations. Local draft boards I will be asked to defer such wor kers, all other employees will be instructed to refrain from hiring them, and the Agriculture De i partment will act toward stabil izing wages, he said. QUARTERMASTER DEPOT.—The tradition of Betsy Ross is being kept alive in this quartermaster corps depot where this young woman worker assists in the creation of American flags for tary activities. " ^ CHEST CAMPAIGNERS START CANVASS Win- JOHNSON CENTER BENEFITTED VISITS PARENTS Navy man, O. B. Leason, who recently returned to his station at Camp Robert Small, 111., after spending several days with his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Moore, of this city. Young Leason is striking for Gunner Mate. Before joining the Navy he was manager of Moores Cafe, corner South and Farish Street. the General Grand Masonic Con gress, organized 1889, Cleveland, Ohio, and its affiliated bodies; Su preme Council 1869 Washington, D. C. and the Imperial Grand Co uncil organized 1893 in Chicago, will be held in Jackson, Miss., No vember 15-18, 1942. The session will open Sunday, November 15, at 2: p. m. at the Pearly Grove M. B. Church, South South Farish St., Rev. T. H. Wal ker, Pastor as the guest of Circle No. 2, Mrs. Essie Boler, Sec. A program will be rendered by Grand Lodge officers and Masonic Ser mon will be delivered by 111. J. A. Bradford, 32 R. W. G. C. Music for the ossasion will be rendered by the Jackson Sacred Band. A special invitation is extended to all Grand Lodge officers, Mas ' onic Brothers, Sisters of the O. E. S. Churches, Societies and the pu blic in general to join in this won derful celebration. The visiting bro thers and sisters will be the guests of Bethlehem Lodge, No. 10, Pil | grim Lodge No. 11 and Palestine Lodge No. 12, of Jackson, Miss. Electra Grand Chapter, O. E. S. Mrs. Ora Reese, R. G. M. and 111. IR. W. Wheeler, G. P. will join in to help make this a big day. The Lodge has grown to be one of the biggest and best Masonic or ganizations in Mississippi at this time. For further information write to the Grand office, 119 1-2 N. Farl ish St., 111. Clarence Winters, 33 G. S. Board Galls More Hinds Registrants The following registrants were ordered by Hinds County Local Board No. 2, Medical Building to report for physical examination on November at 6: P. M. Asburs M. Johnson, Austin Bra cy, Edward Henry Lewis, Andrew Butler, Lawrence Heard, Theo. Bryant, Ernest Jackson, Eddie Ed wards, Robert Harrison, John Noel George Vaughn, Norris Foster, Eh rman Woods, Jeffery Durr,Eugene Gardner, Henry David Wallace, L. C. Brown, James Lott, Gus Catch ings, Willie Newson, Henry Lee, Edward Bailey, Dampier Thornton, Joe Warren, Bonnie Allen, Ulyss es Louie, Shelby Colemtn, Arnold Leonard Luckett, Roscoe Sylvester Spencer, Harold Galtney, L. W. Dodds, Henry Autman, Learn Ty ler, Vernon Redman, Kelso Turner, Zonnie Forte, Jasper Johnson, Cris Lovet, William Henry Nash, Hen ry Skinner, Mingo Ellis, Robert Harris, Clifton Moore, Will Ross, Dee Willie Betts, James Shannon, Johnnie Walker, Excel Styles, Dan Miller, George Reis, Lucius Flem mes, James Bell, Albert Smith, Booker T. Beauchamp, G. P. James Sylvester Davis, Sylvester Cach ings, Richard Crawford, Albert Lee Powell, Clarence Johnson, Talnaa dge Weakley, Joe Johnson, Troy lee 1 Using the Zone and block sys tem of the Civilian Defense, Ne gro workers set out Tuesday morn ing to raise as much as possible over the $100, their accepted quota, in the United Community and War Fund drive at this writing rep >rt splendid progress being made. This year the Negro division is under the direction of Mrs. Lora me Rudd, and incidentally, Mrs. Rudd, is the first and only paid worker that the Community Chest organization has ever had. All o ther workers during the campaign each lear are volunteers, working without compensation. This explan ation is macje here besause other groups were getting paid and they A’ere not. Zone leaders are: Zone B., Mrs. Annette Peterson. Zone C., Mrs. Matilda Kimbrough.. Zone D. Mrs. M. M. Bingham. Zone E. Mrs. A. M. Redmond. Zone F. Mrs. Lucy Bell Davis, Zone G. Mrs. Minnie Booker. Sector leaders are: Mesdames Anna Dexter, Z. E. Moman, P. La cey, Willie Blalock M. L. Brown Jones, Elease Williams, Dosie Bri dges. These workers will canvass the residentian sections of the city, house by house, giving every ci tizen a chance to contribute. Other districts will be canvassed withe leaders as follows: Jackson College arer, Miss F. O. Alexander Campbell college area, Mrs. Lu cille Price. Central Church area., Rev. A. L. Holland. Northwest Jackson, Mr. Bolton Price. West side of Farish St. Dr. Redmond. Ofthe 24 agencies supported by the United Community and War Chest Negroes are benefited di rectly or indirectly through the following: Boy Scouts, Commun ity Hospital, Community Welfare Association, Council of Social A gencies William Jbhnson Bethle hem Center, Maternal and child Health Clinic, Salvation army and Jackson Defense Recreation Com mittee, USO and War Prisoners Aid Committee. The William Johnson Bethle hem Center is benefitted from the Chest perhaps more than any other agency, devoted entirely to Negro es. This center serves the most dense population of Negroes in the state located as it is three blocks from the New Capitol, west, within a radius of four blocks of the cen ter, is to be found Jackson’s acute juvenile problem. Also within this radius is Jackson’s largest Negro school and churches and at the same time the largest per cent of the crime and a fair share of disease. The reason for this finds its answer in the housing conditions of this congested area. What the centr does to solve these problems: First, form a heal the standpoint the center conduc ts a free clinic for pre natal, pre school and post natal cases; the clinic has from the very first re ceived support from the Baptist hospital and the Hinds county health department. L'y»rv vm fkn nf n v* f tion the center has a year round program for such activities; in the summer the playground with the wading pool and outdoor games, classes in handicraft for girls and mothers etc. When you give to the community chest fund, you give to William Johnson Bethlehem Center and o ther agencies active in providing the best in health, recreation and character building for Negroes. GIVE, Today Every penny will help. Quinn, Willie Kendricks Joe Nel son, Vernon Keys, Jessie Robinson Isiah Robinson, James Lee Mott, Buster Wilkes. The below named registrants were ordered to appear for ex amination November 3. Henry Lee Kinney, Elzo Tillis Arthur Barber, Ollie Parker, Jessie Ross, Jack Williams, Sidney Luck ett, Robert Dorsey, I. C. Burton, George Gresiham Patton, Jr., Syl vester Green, William Martin, Le roy Jones, Linell Smith, Arthur Williams, Percy Ross, Dewitt Jo hnson, Archie Nelson, Frank Tho mpson, Rastus Brown, Albert Carr, Herbert Williams, James Walker, Jessie Morris, Willie Williams, George Moman, Robert Lewis, Wil liam Regan, James Henry, Har vey Lee Johnson, George Forbs, Albert Jackson, Robert James Bra cey, Robert Pullins, H. J. Harris, Robert Parker, Leroy Collins.